Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67333
.Xresources ignored when using KDE desktop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.6 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.2.7-1.15 i686)
Description of problem:
With KDE chosen as the default desktop, my $HOME/.Xresources file
is essentially ignored. I followed a portion of the startx script
and it appears that the "xrdb" merges my .Xresources, but then I
believe that something later on in the initialization of X overrides
Just out of curiosity, I switched to Gnome, and I note that the
.Xresources file IS honored with that desktop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Establish a .Xresources file in your home directory
2. Put this line in that file: emacs.geometry:20x20
3. Start X as usual
Actual Results: A medium-sized emacs window appears
Expected Results: A smallish (20x20) emacs window should appear
This is kind of a silly example, but it illustrates the problem. I've
tried putting other, more realistic, things in my .Xresources file and
they all get ignored.
KDE writes its own xresources file to allow non-KDE applications to share KDE
settings to ensure a more consistant look and feel.
If you don't like it, go to KControl > Look & Feel > Colors and deselect
"Apply colors to non-KDE applications, that way, KDE's settings won't be
applied to non-KDE applications.
What's the latest status of this?
The "KControl > Look & Feel > Colors > Apply colors to non-KDE applications"
doesn't change a thing.
With Valhalla and KDE, my ~/.Xresources file is not being loaded. For instance,
my resource definitions for xterm don't get activated automatically. But as a
work-around I could switch to ~/.Xdefaults (which is deprecated).
With Limbo and KDE, my ~/.Xresources file _is_ loaded again (and ~/.Xdefaults
has been dropped finally).
I deselected "Apply colors to non-KDE applications" and emacs window
size was affected by the entry in .Xresources.
closing -> RAWHIDE
Works for me with updated (null) [but still not with Valhalla, I think].
Since the original bug report was for
> Product: Red Hat Linux
> Version: 7.3
the resolution is wrong, because it is still broken there.
"KControl > Look & Feel > Colors > Apply colors to non-KDE applications" is off.
After KDE log-in, "xrdb -query" returns nothing.
So, while this may be fixed for Milan, what's the proper fix for Valhalla?
Oops, my mistake. didn't look at the product:version.
Red Hat Linux 7.3 has reached end-of-life, and this bug is not
reproducible since Red Hat Linux 8.0. Hence I assume this two years
old ticket is just bugzilla cadaver.